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pleuritic pain
i had pneumonia may 2008  in left lung and then got on top this awful stabbing pain which they said was pleuritic pain two x rays last year showed pneumonia gone but pain in chest and back have not  on xmas eve had the  sharp  stabbing pain on left of back but x ray has come back clear which is good but this continual pain is getting me down have got ibuprofen but want pain to stop  thanks
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The pain may not be related to your pneumonia except to the extent that hard coughing due to pneumonia may have resulted in a skeletal derangement such as a compressed vertebra with disc herniation, a fractured rib or an intercostal nerve injury.  The other thing to be considered is that you might be having clots to your lung and, with this problem, the chest X-ray is often clear.

You should be checked for this and probably have an x-ray of your thoracic spine to rule out the disc herniation possibility.
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